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Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Integrating human performance considerations into the defense acquisition system can present substantial challenges for Human Systems Integration (HSI) practitioners and stakeholders. The DAU HSI Community of Practice (CoP) provides a unique resource in this pursuit, offering a convenient platform to share knowledge aimed at achieving effective and relevant HSI practice across government, industry, and academia. The HSI COP aims to help stakeholders find knowledge that can be readily applied in practice, including references, standards, templates, lessons learned, and best practices. It also provides a central hub for HSI education and training opportunities, community discussion, tools of the trade, and links to the greater HSI community of stakeholders. Join today! 

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Community Contacts

Mitchell Woods - Community Owner
Chris Barrett - Community Leader
Thomas S Annabel - Community Leader
Vince E Deguzman - Community Leader

Feed / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

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HSI and HFE Colleagues.

If you can contribute to this effort, it would be appreciated.  The specifics on this request are as follows.

HSI Contract and Requirements Language:  A recurring technical gap identified by the HSI community is a lack of clear, testable, explicit, and usable language for technical requirements, programmatic requirements, and contract requirements.  Some of these may be derived requirements from policy (e.g., DoDI 5000.95), or some may be simply a reflection of requirements that in retrospect that you WISH had been in place.

  1. Please identify specific HSI/HFE requirements boilerplate language.  This should reflect the actual language that you’d like to see in a contract (it may include “TBD” or Objective/Threshold values).
  2. Identify what HSI domain or domains it relates to
  3. Identify test criteria
  4. Identify test method (Inspection, Analysis, Demonstration, Test)
  5. Indicate also whether you would like to participate in this effort as a writer/reviewer

Initial responses are requested by COB March 22, 2024.  Sooner is appreciated, and later is still accepted.  If you have a larger contribution and need more time, that’s fine, but if you could drop a line indicating the type of content you are generating a response on, that will help us to reserve a place for that content.

Thanks again for any contribution you can provide.

--Daniel

Daniel F. Wallace, PhD

Technical Warrant Holder for: 

   Displays and Human Factors Engineering 

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Systems Engineering - 05W 

Request for Updates to MIL-STD-1472H
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HSI and HFE Colleagues.

If you can contribute to this effort, it would be appreciated.  The specifics on this request are as follows.

  1. MIL-STD-1472H Change 1 Update:  The current discussions within the Joint HSI standards working group upon this update suggest that the standard is fairly robust at this point and that the next iteration will require relatively minor changes.  As such, it will likely only require a “Change 1” designation.  There are a number of suggested changes already identified, including revisiting the lifting limits guidance, adding a section on display lighting requirements and testing criteria, and a few typographical corrections.  If you have a stake in this standard and/or would be willing to contribute to this effort, please consider the following-
    1. Please review MIL-STD-1472H within your areas of expertise and identify any sections that require changes for the Change 1 edition.
    2. For each suggested edit, indicate whether it is a typo, editorial change, correction (error), or new content
    3. Identify specific paragraphs impacted.  “General” comments will still need paragraph references for context
    4. Indicate also whether you would be willing to participate in this effort as a writer/reviewer 

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Daniel F. Wallace, PhD

Technical Warrant Holder for: 

   Displays and Human Factors Engineering 

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Systems Engineering - 05W 

 

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Mission

This Community of Practice (COP) serves as a hub for human systems stakeholders across government, industry, and academia to share knowledge for the purpose of developing warfighter-centered systems. The target audience includes all practitioners and stakeholders concerned with integrating human considerations in system development.

Key Features

HSI Knowledge Repository - access to the published HSI Body of Knowledge (BoK); an online library of policy, standards, references, case studies, educational materials, reports, best practices, templates curated by members  
Discussions - discussion forums for collaborative Q&A, idea sharing 
Links of Interest - a curated list of HSI-related communities and resource links maintained by COP members
Education & Training - includes DAU & DoD-affiliate courses and non-DoD entities
Community Events

** An HSI COP Quick Start Guide can be found here.** [insert link]
 

Operation

This site is maintained by COP members and moderated by volunteers from a variety of DoD, government, industry, and academic organizations.

Site ​Moderators

Mitch Woods (co-lead)
​OUSD R&E Advanced Capabilities/Engineering Policy and Systems 

​Mike O'Neil (co-lead)
Naval Postgraduate School

LCDR Tom Annabel
​Medical Service Corps (Navy)

CDR Vincent Deguzman
​Medical Service Corps (Navy)

​Brian Pollock
​Air Force (AFMC)

​Laura Macnamara
​Sandia National Labs (DOE)

Membership

Membership is open to all persons eligible for a DAU account, including DoD employees and Contractors, and non-DoD Employees including other Federal Organizations, Academic institutions, and NATO partners. Joining the COP enables full access to all resources in the community, and the ability to post discussion items and share documents in the Knowledge Repository:

You must:

1. First establish a DAU account. A simplified guide can be accessed here. Please visit https://id.dau.edu/
      -You must provide your direct supervisor by name with email and phone number at Step 6.  For academic institutions, industry and federal partners, please list Mr Chris Barrett ([email protected]) as "Supervisor", who will check with the Joint HSI Working Group for approval of registration.

2. Once your DAU account is enabled, use the join tab at the right of the page.

OUSD(R&E) SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter - FEB 2024
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the latest February edition of the HAWT Wash is published!

Topics:

-Revised SD-19 Parts Management Guide released

-New Learning assets are available

-Upcoming Events

 

DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release. DOPSR case #24-T-0957 applies. Distribution is unlimited

OUSD(R&E) SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter - FEB 2024

Discussions / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

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HSI and HFE Colleagues.

If you can contribute to this effort, it would be appreciated.  The specifics on this request are as follows.

HSI Contract and Requirements Language:  A recurring technical gap identified by the HSI community is a lack of clear, testable, explicit, and usable language for technical requirements, programmatic requirements, and contract requirements.  Some of these may be derived requirements from policy (e.g., DoDI 5000.95), or some may be simply a reflection of requirements that in retrospect that you WISH had been in place.

  1. Please identify specific HSI/HFE requirements boilerplate language.  This should reflect the actual language that you’d like to see in a contract (it may include “TBD” or Objective/Threshold values).
  2. Identify what HSI domain or domains it relates to
  3. Identify test criteria
  4. Identify test method (Inspection, Analysis, Demonstration, Test)
  5. Indicate also whether you would like to participate in this effort as a writer/reviewer

Initial responses are requested by COB March 22, 2024.  Sooner is appreciated, and later is still accepted.  If you have a larger contribution and need more time, that’s fine, but if you could drop a line indicating the type of content you are generating a response on, that will help us to reserve a place for that content.

Thanks again for any contribution you can provide.

--Daniel

Daniel F. Wallace, PhD

Technical Warrant Holder for: 

   Displays and Human Factors Engineering 

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Systems Engineering - 05W 

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Request for Updates to MIL-STD-1472H
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HSI and HFE Colleagues.

If you can contribute to this effort, it would be appreciated.  The specifics on this request are as follows.

  1. MIL-STD-1472H Change 1 Update:  The current discussions within the Joint HSI standards working group upon this update suggest that the standard is fairly robust at this point and that the next iteration will require relatively minor changes.  As such, it will likely only require a “Change 1” designation.  There are a number of suggested changes already identified, including revisiting the lifting limits guidance, adding a section on display lighting requirements and testing criteria, and a few typographical corrections.  If you have a stake in this standard and/or would be willing to contribute to this effort, please consider the following-
    1. Please review MIL-STD-1472H within your areas of expertise and identify any sections that require changes for the Change 1 edition.
    2. For each suggested edit, indicate whether it is a typo, editorial change, correction (error), or new content
    3. Identify specific paragraphs impacted.  “General” comments will still need paragraph references for context
    4. Indicate also whether you would be willing to participate in this effort as a writer/reviewer 

__________________________________________________

Daniel F. Wallace, PhD

Technical Warrant Holder for: 

   Displays and Human Factors Engineering 

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Systems Engineering - 05W 

 

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Woods, Mitchel… February 29, 2024 - 08:58pm

Initial responses are requested by COB March 22, 2024.  Sooner is appreciated, and later is still accepted.  If you have a larger contribution and need more time, that’s fine, but if you could drop a line indicating the type of content you are generating a response on, that will help us to reserve a place for that content.

Thanks again for any contribution you can provide.

 

Call for Abstracts - NDIA SED HSI sub-committee - Nov 2022
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On behalf of the NDIA Systems Engineering Division (SED) Co-Chairs for the , request timelines for abstracts have been extended.
 
 
 
 
25th Annual Systems & Mission Engineering Conference
November 1 - 3, 2022
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorldDeadline Extended!
The abstract submission deadline has been extended to June 17 for the 25th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference 
Co-sponsored by the NDIA Systems Engineering Division, Test & Evaluation Division, and NDIA Integrated Program Management Division, this partnership is critical to the transformation of Systems Engineering. Key areas of opportunity that can benefit from cross-division collaboration include shifting tests earlier in the system development lifecycle, digital engineering, modeling, product line engineering, iterative development methods, and new risk models to ensure system survivability and cyber resiliency.
We look to this community and our extended partners to generate innovative ideas, reinvigorate our commitment to provide critical system capabilities, and ensure U.S. technical capability advantage.
We invite authors of high-quality professional abstracts or tutorials for technical presentation to submit a short summary of up to 5,000 characters. Submissions must fully describe the planned content and how presentations will advance the objectives of the conference and session. All accepted presentations will be delivered at the conference in electronic format; full papers are optional and are not required. Abstracts must be submitted no later than June 17, 2022, via theonline submission page. 
Submithere Save the Date
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for NDIA's 25th Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference scheduled for November 1 – 3, 2022, in sunny Orlando, FL. This event brings together defense community members from industry, government, and academia to highlight ways for improving defense acquisition and system performance. We provide an interactive forum for Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Chief Scientists, Specialty Engineers, and Managers. It is not to be missed!
Registration, accommodation, and agenda details are forthcominghere
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The "data" fight
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Pentagon CIO on the future of DoD’s cybersecurity"... we have got to be a data-led organization. 
... Look at it as a continuum, an ecosystem, all the way from data discovery and collection through how we’re going to store, curate, make sense of that data, unlock that data, and then to run advanced analytics." -- from The Record, who recently sat down with J. Sherman at the Pentagon to discuss his priorities, DoD’s recent cyber- and information technology-related shakeups and his view of the department’s greatest digital threats.  

​What do you think Human Systems Integration can bring to the "data fight".

Read more here.

 

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Call for Abstracts for HFE TAG 74
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On behalf of VTAG 2021 Leadership,
The 2021 Virtual Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (VTAG) Call for Abstracts is attached and thesubmission site is live:
 
https://usg02.safelinks.protection.office365.us/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fevents.sa-meetings.com%2Fhfevtag21%2F&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cd5724eca780c485f624108d90a325592%7C819abd3a9a7e4ac397fe8f9e558d64d7%7C0%7C0%7C637552033565691596%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=YQda7iDC3dRS9fWBmfcJmLqG%2F7WIEkTj9nwuT7U2cJs%3D&reserved=0
 
Please support widest distribution!
 
 
 
VTAG 2021 will place special emphasis on the theme of "Data Driven Decision Making," however, we do not require abstracts to address this theme. We encourage you to submit abstracts that span contexts, domains, and HFE and Human Systems Integration (HSI) disciplines.
We look forward to another great VTAG and cannot wait to see what this stellar community brings to bear on this cross service challenge.
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES: 
Abstract review process: 21-28 May   |   
Notification of acceptance: 31 May   |   
Final presentation due: 18 June
 
Vr
Marianne Paulsen / Helen Fuller
 
VTAG 2021 Chair / VTAG 2021 Vice Chair
 
For more information, visitDoD HFE TAG website & social media  
 
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HSI in DevSecOps
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** Community review and feedback for understanding HSI in the Software Acquisition Pathway for improved UCD and User Experience **

Not only is HSI being considered and tailored to meet the emerging needs of the DOD Adaptive Acquisition Pathways and new policies, there is considerable interest for user experience needs to be incorporated during early Software development activities and Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps). Activities include software development, testing, user verification and validation exercises, and software deployment and sustainment, with intended or unintended software upgrade needs. 
Herein lies both a challenge and an opportunity for HSI practitioners and professionals to understand and remain an important voice in this field.  How can we as a community communicate HSI value for DevSecOps? What are the guiding definitions and HSI principles that tie into software development for improved user experience?

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Call for Presenters for ​HSI Brown Bag 2022 schedule!!!
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Upcoming Schedule and Call for Speakers: We are looking for presenters!  Please contact me if you have a topic you would like to talk about!
                                                     
 
 
We are actively seeking presenters.  If you are interested in presenting a topic, perhaps "trying out" your TAG talk ahead of time- please email me!
Upcoming schedule:
15-Apr-22           Jason Wong and Michael Hricko A Sampling of Human Factors & User-Centered Design at NIWC Pacific                            
22-Apr-22           Mr. Alan Dean   The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence                                                     
29-Apr-22           Dr. Amanda Muller         AI Ethics as a Mechanism for Enabling Human-Machine Teaming                                                     
06-May-22         Mr Ken Robinson (Navy), Mr R Chris DeLuca  (OSD R&E) HSI Policy 5000.PR –Policy Overview, Summary, Staffing update, Key take-aways for HSI Practitioners                                                 
13-May-22         Mr Ken Robinson (Navy), Mr R Chris DeLuca  (OSD R&E) HSI Guidebook –Guidance Overview, Summary, Staffing update, Key take-aways for HSI Practitioner                                                   
20-May-22         No HSI Brown Bag - TAG                                                         
27-May-22         TENTATIVE Sarah Moore             
 
 
 
VR,
Karen
Karen Mentel
Human Systems Integration Branch V33, NSWCDD
Office: 540-653-7556
Cell: 540-654-6403
 
 
 
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NASA HSI Handbook
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​NASA recently published an HSI Handbook as a replacement for the  Practitioner's Guide. You can find it here: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20210010952

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Events / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

APAN Moderator Training (weekly)
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Daily Training Webinar is held every weekday - except Tuesdays - for 60 minutes. TUESDAYS: Required Community Owner Training held on Tuesdays for 90 minutes. NOTE: MODERATORS only have to attend ONE Session; business rules recommend annual refresher. All training begins at the following time: 1200 noon U.S. Eastern Time (Host)

https://community.apan.org/wg/usdre/jhsisc/jhsiwg/outreach/w/wiki/
Applications due for NPS HSI Distance Learning Certificate/MS Programs
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Applications needed for fall enrollment.

https://nps.edu/web/dl/cert_hsi
HSI General Interest Brownbag (hosted by NSWCDD-HSI)
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HSI General interest talks, sponsored by the Human Systems Integration Branch V33, NSWCDD. Typical attendance is 30-50+ pracitioners from across DoD, Industry and Academia. These are help at 0800PST/1100EST. Links provided by invitation (distribution A - D) audience. POC: Karen Mentel, USN NAVSURFWARCEN DAH VA (USA)

Announcements / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
OUSD(R&E) SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter - FEB 2024
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the latest February edition of the HAWT Wash is published!

Topics:

-Revised SD-19 Parts Management Guide released

-New Learning assets are available

-Upcoming Events

 

DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release. DOPSR case #24-T-0957 applies. Distribution is unlimited

OUSD(R&E) SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter - FEB 2024
Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
NDIA article - Operating at the Speed of Trust
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Excerpt:  "From improving situational awareness to revolutionizing supply chain management and cybersecurity, the technologies are shaping the future of warfare.

The Defense Department must follow a “design to use” approach to leverage this technology during joint all-domain operations. Each service has different requirements when developing solutions."

 

Read more at:  VIEWPOINT: Operating at the Speed of Trust on the Battlefield of 2030 and Beyond (nationaldefensemagazine.org)

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
FY23 DOT&E annual report showcases HSI issues
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In FY23, DOT&E published 34 reports summarizing the adequacy of OT&E and LFT&E and a preliminary evaluation or final evaluation of the operational performance of the system. Of the 34 system reports, all included an assessment of test adequacy, 17 provided a final evaluation of operational effectiveness, 16 provided a final evaluation of operational suitability, and 12 provided a final evaluation of survivability. 

Operational Suitability Trends - DOT&E assessed six programs as not operationally suitable and one program as being partially operationally suitable. These seven programs, without exception, experienced shortfalls in reliability, availability, and/or maintainability. Other common suitability limitations included human systems integration challenges related to workload, usability, or training; transportability challenges; and immaturity of the logistical supply system.

Survivability Trends - In FY23, DOT&E reported 25 percent (3 of 12) of the programs to be survivable and 33 percent (4 of 12) to be partially survivable.  Some systems also demonstrated unexpected vulnerabilities to kinetic threats and while operating in a contested electromagnetic spectrum environment.

Read more at:  https://www.dote.osd.mil/Portals/97/pub/reports/FY2023/other/2023annual-report.pdf?ver=d7gusiIrcbYmxM0oDkPSFg%3d%3d

 

 

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
Curious about how HSI protects the Navy warfighter?
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Human Systems Integration builds the bridge between human interaction and technology. Follow along with three of NSWC Dahlgren's Human Systems Integration subject matter experts to learn about what HSI is, the work they do to engage and inspire young minds with STEM and why HSI is important in keeping our sailors safe. Dr. Haro, NSWCDD HSI Senior Scientific and Technical Manager, leads the conversation and expands on why she's so passionate about incorporating the human need into our system engineering. Dr. Daniel Wallace, from the NAVSEA 05H, shares his passion for safeguarding Sailors through HSI and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. Dr. Wallace is the HFE and Display and Control Technical Warrant Holder.

 If you want to learn more about HSI and how it benefits the Navy, LOOK for the newest "Dahlgren Does" episode on our YouTube channel, linked below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiGEp863A4E

Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
DoD HFE TAG #76 -Call for Abstracts
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Department of Defense
Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group

Event dates: 22-26 April 2024

Topic: Balancing Risk and Performance

See attachment for ABSTRACT submission directions.

DoD HFE TAG #76 -Call for Abstracts
Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
SE&A HAWT Wash - Jan 2024
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Topics:

-Congratulations to the 2023 DAW Individual Achievement Award Winners!

-DoDI 5000.97 Published

-Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program

-Save-the-Date! Engineer’s Week 2024

-Upcoming Events

 

SE&A HAWT Wash - Jan 2024
Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
Publication of Digital Engineering Policy, DODI 5000.97
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As briefed at the Joint HSI Working group meeting on 18 Dec, there is a sub-WG that has formed with interest to capture Model-Based Systems Engineering into HSI.  Of note, this new instruction is a catalyst to achieve that end state.  Anyone with interest in this topic and having a desire to apply Digital Engineering for HSI equities into MBSE activities, please reply separately to me, Ana Borja (Navy) and Tony Thomas (NASA).  This group will be providing recommendations to improve MBSE in HSI.

DODI 5000.97
Community Announcement / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
SAE 6906 Rev A Published -Dec 2023
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Standard Practice for Human Systems Integration - SAE6906A

This SAE Standard identifies contractor activities for planning and conducting HSI as part of procurement activities on Department of Defense (DoD) system acquisition programs. This standard covers HSI processes throughout system design, development, test, production, use, and disposal. Depending on contract phase, type of the program and/or complexity of the program, tailoring of this standard should be applied. Appendix A lists the requirements (“shall” statements) in this standard along with unique numbers to facilitate tailoring. In addition, Appendix D provides tailoring guidance to better match requirements in this standard to the DoD’s Adaptive Acquisition Framework pathways. The scope of this standard includes prime and subcontractor HSI activities; it does not include Government HSI activities, which are covered by DoD and service-level regulations and guidelines. HSI programs should use the latest version of standards and handbooks listed below, unless a particular revision is specifically cited in the contract.

APAN WIKI FAQ to access:

https://community.apan.org/wg/usdre/jhsisc/jhsiwg/outreach/w/wiki/39285/faq-sae-6906-revision-a/ 

SAE 6906 Rev A

Resources / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Community Resource / Human Systems Integration (HSI)
About

Mission

This Community of Practice (COP) serves as a hub for human systems stakeholders across government, industry, and academia to share knowledge for the purpose of developing warfighter-centered systems. The target audience includes all practitioners and stakeholders concerned with integrating human considerations in system development.

Key Features

HSI Knowledge Repository - access to the published HSI Body of Knowledge (BoK); an online library of policy, standards, references, case studies, educational materials, reports, best practices, templates curated by members  
Discussions - discussion forums for collaborative Q&A, idea sharing 
Links of Interest - a curated list of HSI-related communities and resource links maintained by COP members
Education & Training - includes DAU & DoD-affiliate courses and non-DoD entities
Community Events

** An HSI COP Quick Start Guide can be found here.** [insert link]
 

Operation

This site is maintained by COP members and moderated by volunteers from a variety of DoD, government, industry, and academic organizations.

Site ​Moderators

Mitch Woods (co-lead)
​OUSD R&E Advanced Capabilities/Engineering Policy and Systems 

​Mike O'Neil (co-lead)
Naval Postgraduate School

LCDR Tom Annabel
​Medical Service Corps (Navy)

CDR Vincent Deguzman
​Medical Service Corps (Navy)

​Brian Pollock
​Air Force (AFMC)

​Laura Macnamara
​Sandia National Labs (DOE)

Membership

Membership is open to all persons eligible for a DAU account, including DoD employees and Contractors, and non-DoD Employees including other Federal Organizations, Academic institutions, and NATO partners. Joining the COP enables full access to all resources in the community, and the ability to post discussion items and share documents in the Knowledge Repository:

You must:

1. First establish a DAU account. A simplified guide can be accessed here. Please visit https://id.dau.edu/
      -You must provide your direct supervisor by name with email and phone number at Step 6.  For academic institutions, industry and federal partners, please list Mr Chris Barrett ([email protected]) as "Supervisor", who will check with the Joint HSI Working Group for approval of registration.

2. Once your DAU account is enabled, use the join tab at the right of the page.

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HSI Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are commercial standards available?

​Yes!DoD, DOT, DOE, NRC, NASA, and Commercial Standards (e.g. ASTM, SAE) are available. These contain a wide variety of criteria and design paterns based on research and lessons learned for a wide variety of design contexts. Many can be found in the Info/Repository documents section of this community. 
 

What are human performance metrics?

​Human performance metrics include both objective measures (e.g. time on task, error percentage, productivity) and subjective measures (e.g. user insights, surveys, focus groups). Though emphasis is placed on objective data for requirements and verification purposes, these empirical data can be much more useful subjective measures are included to provide context. It is one thing to measure a high percentage of users committing an error for a given task; it is another to understand why - e.g. which specific task or system elements contribute to the error, and how they might be fixed.  
 

What are the benefits of HSI?

If properly applied, HSI results in cost reductions associated with (a) staffing levels and personnel costs, (b) personnel skill levels and the need for special skills, (c) training, (d) lost time due to accidents and injuries, and (e) the costs associated with a need to redesign system user interfaces to meet user needs. 
 

What is included in the HSI domain?

​The DoD agrees on seven domain of HSI including: manpower, personnel, human factors engineering, training, safety and health, personnel survivability, and habitability.  The selection of relevant domains depends on the type of system that is under development.  For example, addressing human performance and safety for the development of ship will involve the use of all the domain areas as HSI practitioners will be concerned with the design of user interfaces, appropriate use of automation, and information is presented in the display, controls, and work stations (HFE), work and living spaces (Habitability), knowledge and skill requirements related to equipment (Training), selection and assignment of skilled personnel (Personnel), that adequate personnel are in place to carry out assigned functions and tasks (Manpower),  minimizing system design features that may result in mishaps that could lead to disability/injury/death (Safety and Occupational Health), etc.  Whereas, when applying HSI to the design of an IT system, HSI practitioners might be concerned with the use of automation, that the right level of information is presented to the user when it’s needed to minimize cognitive workload, the consistency across screens and functions, and that functionality is consistent with user workflows (HFE), Training, and Personnel considerations.  The application of HSI is tailorable for each individual program, and involves a collective and integrated look across the applicable domains in order to make design tradeoffs with the goal of meeting cost, schedule, and performance targets.
 

What does HSI address?

​Similar to logistics, HSI addresses manpower, personnel, training, and safety.   HSI is concerned with the development of requirements for these domain areas, applying human factors engineering design to support these domains, and test and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the system’s specification of manpower, personnel, training and safety.
 

When should HSI be involved?

​HSI should be involved as early as possible!  Getting HSI practitioners involved as requirements are being written, and before tradeoffs and design decisions are made. This enables human capabilities and limitations to become a fundamental consideration for the system. Thus, changes to the system can be made when it is cost effective to do so - i.e. before detailed design is completed. 
 

Can good HSI training make up for UX?

​No matter how good the training is, it will not compensate for a poorly designed user interface. No amount of training can change fundamental human capabilities and limitations related to sensation, perception, cognition, and innate physical characteristics. Nor can training make up for an ineffcient, ineffective or poorly designed task.
 

How does technology serve humans?

​The human is an essential element of the system, and unless it is truly autonomous (i.e. no human involvement), then human and technology must function together effectively to complete system tasks. Considering the capabilities and limitations of the system's user population is essential, and warrants the same attention and emphasis as system hardware and software concerns.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Share knowledge resources with the rest of the HSI community here! This is a repository for Human Systems guidebooks, references, learning material, case studies, examples, templates, and other knowledge resources for Human Systems practitioners. This page contains both community-oriented and public-facing archives, as with all DAU professional communities. This allows community members to share useful artifacts (e.g., examples, document templates, plans, etc) without needing to be cleared for public release.   

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HSI Policies and Guidance

A consolidated list of HSI directives, regulations and instructions from across DoD, service components and other Government organizations. Includes DoD policy and guidance being published with HSI implications or traceability for HSI within the defense acquisition process.

Help keep this list up to date by posting any suggested updates, corrections or additions in the HSI Policy thread on the Ask the Community page.



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HSI Newsletters


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Department of Homeland Security HSI

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Documents / Human Systems Integration (HSI)

OUSD(R&E) SE&A HAWT Wash newsletter - Feb 2024
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monthly HAWT Wash newsletter - Feb 2024

DoD HFE TAG #76-Call for Abstracts
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SE&A HAWT Wash - Jan 2024
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JHSISC Charter - Apr 2023
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This document is the Joint Human Systems Integration Charter that was recertified in Apr 2023. It is DIST A.

OUSDRE_HSI_Update_2021
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Mr. R. Chris DeLucaDirector, Specialty Engineering presentation to the OUSDR&E Engineering Brown Bag (10 Aug 2021). DOD HSI Responsibilities and Governance overview and HSI Capabilities-Based Assessment (CBA) Overview

Joint HSI Working Group Charter
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This Joint HSI WG Charter is the current version of the Charter, published Oct 2020.

Reference Manual of Congressional Language Relevant to HSI
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This document is a reference addendum published in Apr 2020 along with the recertified Joint HSI Steering committee charter. This reference manual provides supporting background and context to the mission of the Joint Human Systems Integration Steering Committee (JHSISC). This reference manual summarizes HSI references in recent authorizations and appropriations governing the purpose of the JHSISC. Within this document is a reverse chronological list of HSI and HSI-domain-related citations and references in congressional and public law authorizations, appropriations, and reports. Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release. Distribution is unlimited. Case number: 20-S-1610.

HSI Tools to Support the DHS Acquisition Process and SE Lifecycle
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The HSI software tools catalog developed for this project is an Excel workbook that identifies, describes, and characterizes 94 currently available software tools to support HSI practitioners. This report provides an overview of the catalog, and describes the methods used to develop it. This report also describes the approaches used to map the tools to the appropriate acquisition process phases and SELC stages. The third goal of this effort, to apply one these tools to perform a demonstration evaluation an existing DHS system, is simply mentioned in this document. The tool-based evaluation is described in detail in another report, Applying HSI Tools to Evaluate Human Performance Issues in a Rescue 21 Vessel in Distress Scenario (Plott, Walters, Keller & Sebok, 2015).

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